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Watch out for them little blue lines

A brook trout took a bushy dry fly in a little blue line stream in mid-September. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Sometimes you’ll hear fishermen speak cryptically about “little blue lines.”

They are referring to the little brook trout streams that show up on maps as, you guessed it, little blue lines.

That’s if they show up at all.

I fish three little blue line streams in northwest Connecticut on a regular basis. One of them is listed in the Connecticut state angler’s guide. One of them is on private property and you need to ask permission. And one is so secret that I hesitate to even mention it.

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